Aug. 5, 2009 Federal CTO Chopra slides before the Churchill Club

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Aug. 5, 2009 Federal CTO Chopra slides before the Churchill Club

  1. 1. Innovation for America: Restoring Growth, Reforming Government, Fixing Health Care, Expanding Opportunity Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer & Associate Director for Technology White House Office of Science & Technology Policy August 4, 2009
  2. 2. Need to Improve Progress on Key Indicators of Global Competitiveness Source: ITIF Report “The Atlantic Century”, February, 2009 … E-Government Higher Education Attainment Innovation Trend <ul><li>ITIF released a report in February 2009 benchmarking 40 countries on global competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. ranked last in the overall rate of change across 25 innovation metrics </li></ul>Information Technology and Innovation Foundation – “The Atlantic Century” … … …
  3. 3. CTO Agenda ~ Harnessing Technology and Innovation to Transform the Economy II Promote Innovation for National Priorities I Invest in the Building Blocks of Innovation III Instill an Open Government Culture <ul><li>Health IT: Catalyze product innovation through open data standards; deliver administrative simplification; align research and health IT </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Grid: Accelerate energy efficiency through product innovation enabled by open data standards </li></ul><ul><li>Education Technology: Encourage product innovation through national education technology plan, data standards </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government Initiative: Coordinate policy on transparency, participation and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Government Platforms: Facilitate the reuse of best practices through a platform for open government tools </li></ul><ul><li>Smart, Secure Infrastructure: Catalyze innovative applications through national broadband plan; collaborate with private sector on cybersecurity </li></ul><ul><li>R&D Collaboration: Focus on university commercialization, entrepreneurship, new product development </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Workforce: Encourage STEM training for all; provision online and open educational resources to bolster educational attainment rate </li></ul>
  4. 4. IT Dashboard Building a Culture of Accountability <ul><li>Launched June 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>30 million+ hits since launch </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Presidential commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Measures performance against “on-time”, “on-budget”, and CIO evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on the success of Shinseki review halting 45 current projects </li></ul>Source: www.whitehouse.gov & it.usaspending.gov
  5. 5. Open Government: Building a Frictionless Platform to Speed Adoption (Eventually) Menu of Open Government Tools <ul><li>Provision a federal suite of open government tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy and cost-effective for any agency to implement open government priorities. </li></ul>Candidates for Consideration Wiki Template Blog Template Open Peer Review Platform Open Grant-Making Platform Public Engagement Platform Product Innovation “Challenges” Platform Mapping and Visualization Tools
  6. 6. Delivering on the Promise “ In the next 90 days, USCIS will launch a vastly improved Web site that will, for the first time ever, allow applicants to get updates on their status of their applications via e-mail and text message and online.” – President Barack Obama, June 25, 2009 Presidential Remarks on Immigration <ul><li>Current immigration application process perceived as difficult, confusing </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential mandate to improve transparency in 90 days </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>track status online across major application milestones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view average wait times for each stage in process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>receive updates via text message and email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agency will develop new performance dashboard </li></ul>Source: www.uscis.gov Case in Brief: Application Tracking
  7. 7. Spirit of Commonwealth ~ Entrepreneurs Lowering Costs for Public Services Low-cost method to remove arsenic from water; 10+ million people suffer without treatment; GMU Professor Abul Hussam wins $1M Grainger Prize Water Filters Cost Per Device $40 SONO Filter Market Filters ~$5,000 Low-cost product to alleviate hearing impairment; 240+million people suffer without treatment; David Green selected as an Ashoka Fellow Hearing Aids Cost Per Device $60-$210 Impact 1 Market Aids ~$800 Prototype developed within three years of original concept Device requires no energy supply

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